It's Almost Wedding Season—I'm Getting Inspired by These 7 Elegant Outfits


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Ah, wedding season. It is the time of year when your inbox and text messages are inundated with reminders and requests for you to sign up for someone's wedding website. It's the time of year to dust off the phone numbers of all the dates you've ignored to see if anyone's free to go to your best friend's nuptials. Even better, maybe you've been asked to be a plus-one for a glamorous destination wedding. Either way, you're going to need a look. While getting ready to be a wedding guest can bring on a laundry list of anxieties, let's make picking a head-turning, compliment-provoking wedding guest outfit not one of them. 

I rounded up seven stunning outfits that I'm keeping in my back pocket for my next wedding invitation. You can thank me later.

helsa gown

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I'm picturing myself reaching for a look like this for a European destination wedding. There is something about the combination of the sexiness of the sheer fabric and the romance of the ruffles that makes this dress not only gorgeous but also dreamy. The earrings add a touch of glamour (which I always encourage).

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fendi gown

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This wedding season, one color is on my mind: berry. This rich, vibrant tone is sort of the anti–quiet luxury shade. It straddles the line between being bold and elegant and should only be worn when you want to be the center of attention. Well, second to the couple of course. I'd wear this dress to a fancier beach/tropical destination wedding. I highly recommend using a body oil or tanning lotion before wearing this color for maximum effect.

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pink set

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If dresses aren't your go-to, a fabulous two-piece set will suffice. This look is a stellar option, especially if you have a daytime backyard wedding or a wedding that doesn't require black-tie attire. The PatBo option below is practically calling my name. I recommend adding a statement earring to top off the look.

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strapless dress

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There is something about a sultry strapless dress that I just can't get enough of. It's got that subtle seductive vibe that I personally am a huge fan of. Paired with a slicked-back bun and stacked bangles, this outfit a 10/10 from me.

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feather dress

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If you were wondering what to wear to your most fashionable friend's wedding, look no further. This luxe, glamorous feather-detail dress stopped me in my tracks. It's exactly the type of look I would want my wedding guests to wear. (No, I'm not getting married, but that's beside the point.) I'd finish this outfit off with a glossy lip and strappy sandal.

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Rosettes remain one of my favorite 2023 trends that have carried over to 2024. There is nothing that says “celebration of love” like beautiful flowers, so why not wear them to a wedding?

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matching set

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If you're not into wearing dresses or skirts, not to worry. A printed set with pants, especially styled with the right jewelry and accessories, this outfit can feel very dressed up. I'd wear this look for a spring wedding in the city.

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Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.